Today I recommend: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco.

Tea’s gift for death magic means that she is a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community, but when an older bone witch trains her to become an asha–one who can wield elemental magic–Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice in the face of danger as dark forces approach.

Rin Chupeco has a gift for world-building, everything about Tea’s world is so richly described that it feels like you’re there as you read. Short chapters about her training are interspersed with Tea’s current situation – she has been exiled and I was dying to find out why. This book doesn’t feel action packed although there is a lot happening but the cliffhanger ending has left me counting down the days until the sequel is published in March 2018. I recommend this for anyone who likes epic fantasy novels or enjoys detailed world-building!

You can find this book in the Young Adult Fiction section at YA CHUPECO.